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Uploaded: 01/04/10 3:55 AM GMT
Inner Drive
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This is the inside of a Seagate 6GB hard drive featuring the mirror finished platters and nearly microscopic read/write heads. Reflected in the disk and in the background is the electronics portion of another hard drive.
Why do you like or dislike this photo. Critiques appreciated.


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01/04/10 10:32 AM GMT
The reason that I like this photo has two reasons DP. In the first place it's from a technical point of view a very good photo and in the second place, I know that such a subject is very hard to capture.
Supposed (by its size as well) that it's an old drive as dust would have made it unusable now.
Regards, Cornelius.
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01/04/10 1:38 PM GMT
David - A very good macro shot of a different item. Old as this drive may be, it is this technology that has led us to a point where digital photography can be maintained and shared with others. Your lighting, to capture the reflections is excellent. Thad
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Happy New Year!
01/04/10 4:23 PM GMT
Being a massive fan of macro shots this certainly deserves 10/10. I think the subtle lighting casting subtle shadows really makes this posting stand out. Fav'd thanks for sharing
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- pixels are only the beginning unless you started at the end - Gaz :-)
01/04/10 4:49 PM GMT
This has a futuristic look to it, like a city on some other planet. I keep waiting for hover crafts to fly by. LOL. Nice work. Very interesting picture.

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01/04/10 5:18 PM GMT
David - I like the way the light plays on the silvery surface and then there are the shadowy surfaces. All in all, it makes for very pleasing photo. It seems rather musical when ones mind wraps around these objects.
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Life is a Constant Audition
01/04/10 8:05 PM GMT
The first computer I worked on had a hard drive of 80Mb (Yes M, not G) and was the size of a washing machine. The miniaturisation that has occurred in the last 30 years is quite amazing, although both involved rotating magnetic disks and read heads. Nice shot.
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01/04/10 9:20 PM GMT
Visual Art and Technology...Is the pen being replaced by the pen tool, digital pad, and scanner? Wave of the future...Nice presentation...Favs...
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01/07/10 2:50 PM GMT
Jimbob....I was thinking the exact same thing! Very cool shot! I would have never thought of something like this before seeing your photo. NEAT-O!
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01/07/10 6:04 PM GMT
Great macro. Seagate made a revolution with Hard disks for PC's. Thanks for sharing this one.
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01/09/10 5:04 PM GMT
It's just an intesting subject and you've done a fine job with the macro and composition.
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01/12/10 1:16 AM GMT
Had you not mentioned what this was a macro of, I don't think I would have guessed it, DP. But, it's a super cool concept, and I too, think it looks like a futuristic city, with the harddrive in the background taking on the look of skyscrapers, and the foreground like flying objects! Outstanding clarity, reflections and DOF!
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*Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year 2010!*
01/19/10 4:28 PM GMT
(*takes notice of the 'wrecked' stuff ... manoevers deftly and quickly to shift blame, in case ...*)


Alright, teh funny aside ...

John above me, precised what would have been my usual thousand+ words, in his commentary.

First thought, first glance?

Really enjoy the DOF and composition.

On this note, and perhaps something you might wish to have a go at ... the following tutorial:

"Faking the HDR thing..."

Hope you don't mind me having taken the liberty of having downloaded your image here and then employing the above method to illustrate (most likely the upper limits ... as in too bright, simply put) what could be achieved.

"Inner Drive - Rework (of sorts)"

/\ In short, some added dimensionality ... bringing out more of the details (shadows) et al, of your original.

You really composed this one quite well. And handled the technical (and artistic) considerations, equally as well.

Trite as the following might sound ... this is a tres cool shot. And one that I enjoy, with no real major caveats (yeah, I know ... lucky you :oP).

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us, David. And I hope you continue to look into the nooks and crannies ... overlooked by most ... and share those as well. :o)
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01/19/10 7:52 PM GMT
Excellent. I had to look hard to see it at first, but when I saw the difference I loved it! The technique you used added just the right kick to the shadowy details. Like adding a selective edge sharpening with contrast and brightness. Cool.
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